Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho reveals that bad teeth were to blame for his failed move to AC Milan

Italian club pulled out the move after poor dentist's report

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Aston Villa left-back Aly Cissokho has explained the reason why his possible move to AC Milan fell through and it was all down to his bad teeth.

The Italian club had agreed a £12million fee for the French defender back in 2009 but decided to pull out of the deal after a dentist’s report came back with problems.

AC president Adriano Galliani had boosted how his club had signed the best left-back in the world shortly before the move was called off.

Cissokho, speaking to The Sun newspaper, said: "The problem only developed when Milan tried to agree a different deal with Porto.

"Milan said there was some kind of problem with my body, which was linked to my teeth!

"But it was just an excuse because I completed my medical in two hours, with no problems.

"I even signed Milan's contract and all that remained was for Milan's president to send the money to Porto's president."

Cissokho had a spell on loan with Liverpool last season and has impressed for Villa at the beginning of this year.